What does the word hasten mean? It may mean: hurry, speed, accelerate or be quick. Considering that God is an eternal being who has no beginning and no end, what does quick look like to Him?
Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled. (Josh 21:45) This scriptural promise reminds us that each and every one of His words and plans is fulfilled. Let there be no doubt about that at all.
In days to come Jacob shall take root, Israel shall blossom and put forth shoots and fill the whole world with fruit. (Isa 27:6 ESV) We see that this promise has definitely come to pass. Israel became an independent nation in 1948 and has been one since then.
Then said the Lord unto me, thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it. (Jer 1:12 KJV) God will accelerate His plan in certain instances. Only He can decide what state of affairs demands a rapid response.
The least one shall become a clan, and the smallest one a mighty nation; I am the Lord; in its time I will hasten it. (Isa 60:22 ESV, underscoring added) Our Redeemer and Lord decides who is exalted and who is not, and He is the master at choosing His perfect timing. His timing rarely coincides with man’s timing.
For the Lord will execute His Word on the earth, thoroughly and quickly. (Rom 9:28 NASB) God enacts His Word comprehensively and at a time that is often unexpected by the human being or beings involved.
Being followers of Jesus Christ and children of the Kingdom of God, we can be assured that God’s love and mercy is upon us. The Bible informs us that ‘God is love.’ (1 Joh 4:8)
If we will cheerfully obey the Lord and submit to His will for us, we can be assured that His plan for us will be far better than any plan that we could imagine for ourselves. Glory to God!